White House Reveals ‘Weak’ NSA Reform Nearly 2 Years After Snowden Scoops – 4 February 2015

RT logoThe Obama administration has announced changes to the surveillance operations conducted by the United States intelligence community, but critics are already using words like “weak” to describe the so-called reform.

Adjustments to how US intel agencies collect and hold bulk data on Americans and surveillance records concerning foreigners are outlined in areport publishedon Tuesday this week by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

The report—released near the one-year anniversary of an address in which US President Barack Obama promised surveillance reform in the wake of an international eavesdropping scandal—is described by the ODNI as being the result of a “comprehensive effort to examine and enhance the privacy and civil liberty protections we embed in our signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection activities.”

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